Palopoli, Orlando A, Capt

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0302-Infantry Officer
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1943-Present, 0302, Missing In Action
Service Years
1942 - 1943
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Golden Dragon Certificate
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New York
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This Military Service Page was created/owned by MGySgt Scott Welch-Deceased to remember Marine Capt Orlando A Palopoli.

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  1943, World War II Fallen

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Captain Orlando Palopoli who was born in Marlboro, New York in 1918, who had been mortally wounded in Tarawa. The viewer said that Palopoli had been shot in the abdomen and would die from his wounds. According to the viewer, Palopoli was transported back to a Navy ship by landing craft for medical treatment. The viewer added that Capt. Palopoli had written a poem in September 1943 that was published in their local newspaper. It was entitled, "Remember Me". The viewer never actually knew Palopoli, but mentioned that many of the veterans in Marlboro, including his late father, used him as a role model. Every Memorial Day since he was thirteen, the viewer has read Capt. Palopoli's poem for himself, his father, and for his country, and most of all to remember him.
The following is a copy of the poem Remember Me:
Remember me, beyond this lurid day
Of hate and laughter brimming deep in tears
Remember me beyond this narrow way
Of darkness, pressing darkness and of fears
The clinging mire wrapt so close to earth
One day will vanish with the mist and rain
And out of hate will come a new rebirth
Of shining glory tempered deep in pain
The Shattered hopes the tyrannies deny
Will grow again to bolster harried men
And lift their hearts in music singing high
The shackled dreams will gambol once again
In surging freedom through the wide blue sky
And all I ask is "You remember then
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 Unit Assignments
2nd Bn, 8th Marine Regiment (2/8)Missing In Action
  1942-1943, 0302, 2nd Bn, 8th Marine Regiment (2/8)/F Co
  1943-Present, 0302, Missing In Action
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)
  1943-1943 Gilbert Islands Operation (1943)/Battle of Tarawa
 Colleges Attended
Syracuse University
  1938-1941, Syracuse University
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